Snugg Pro

Snugg Pro Energy Auditing and Sales Tool is a cloud-based software package for residential contractors and home energy auditors. It’s fast to use, easy to learn and creates compelling reports that turn skeptical homeowners into satisfied customers. Snugg Pro makes educating the homeowner and closing the sale easier than ever before with an intuitive interface, simple data entry, easy photo editing, beautiful homeowner reports, and intelligent templating.

Keywords

Energy Auditing & Sales Tool, home energy assessments, energy analysis, home performance, residential retrofits

Validation/Testing

Snugg Pro creates highly accurate energy savings calculations based on the energy analysis engine from OptiMiser which is BESTEST and RESNET accredited, and fully compliant with the Building Performance Institute’s 2400 standard.

Expertise Required

BPI certification is recommended but not required.

Users

Through Xcel Energy’s Home Energy Audit Program in Colorado, over 100 contractors have performed over 5,000 energy audits with the software. And now with the national release, Snugg Pro has contractors in 23 states using the product.

Audience

Residential contractors, home energy auditors, home performance contractors, and energy efficiency programs.

Input

Zip codes and utility data are needed for the most accurate energy modeling, however, an auditor or contractor can also use the tool for customized or simple energy upgrade recommendations. The input screen has 20 topics to choose from for home data consisting of simple fill-in forms &/or drop-down selection forms. Input tool-tips are integrated for each so the user knows exactly what is being asked. The cloud based software allows in-the-field entry and is assessable with any internet connected PC, MAC, or iPad.

Output

The Snugg Pro customized homeowner reports are available in pdf format. Users can choose which pages of the report they want to generate, personalized with company logo and contact info, as well as program information, program logo, and rebates if applicable. The user also chooses which standard or customized recommendations to include on the report and allows for comments, concerns, photos, and photo captions. Technical specifications, Health & Safety, and Glossary of Terms are also optional to include in the report.

Computer Platform

Cloud based. Works with the free Google Chrome web browser on Mac & Windows. iPad version runs on mobile Safari.

Programming Language

HTML 5 / Backbone.js for client side and Node.js for server side

Strengths

The tool is simple enough for a "lightly" trained contractor to perform a quick energy assessment or "clipboard audit" with good estimates of energy savings and minimal inputs. However, it is powerful enough for a BPI-certified professional to perform a comprehensive energy audit with thermal imaging and blower door testing for highly accurate energy savings predictions.

Weaknesses

Although Snugg Pro can be used for the multi-family sector, it is restricted to units that are individually metered for both heating and cooling.

Contact

Company:

Snugg Home, LLC

Address:

PO Box 82
Boulder, CO 80306
United States

Telephone:

720-663-7836

E-mail:

info@snugghome.com

Website:

www.snuggpro.com

Availability

No upfront cost, free training, unlimited users, 14-day free trial, $30 per home or address. Call or email Snugg Home for additional info. Available in the US only.